Applicant Support

NOF Community Partners

Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) has over 20 partner organizations supporting applicants, grantees, and alumni.  These organizations work in Chicago's communities, providing assistance to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business ventures and enterprises.  Below is a list of upcoming events and application workshops presented by our partners. Please visit their website for contact information and more details.


Community-Based NOF Information Sessions


Greater Englewood CDC December 18, 2019
Greater Chatham Initiative December 19, 2019
January 9, 2020
West Side Forward December 19, 2019
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) January 9, 2020
Far South CDC January 15, 2020
Greater Southwest Development Corp January 21, 2020
(presented in English)
January 22, 2020 
(presented in Spanish)
Greater Roseland Chamber January 23, 2020


Application Workshops


Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection Free workshops weekly on a variety of topics
Far South CDC January 27, 2020
NOF Applications for Retailers
Greater Englewood CDC January 15, 2020, 10 AM - Noon
How to write an effective NOF Project Proposal

Februrary 29, 2020, 10AM - Noon
Capital for Business
Greater Southwest Development Corp February 4, 2020
Finding Funding (English)


One-on-One Applicant Coaching Sessions


Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council By appointment only, contact for availability
Chatham Business Association (CBA) For CBA members only
Chicago Urban League Applicants should schedule appointments online
Far South Side CDC Applicants should call Crystal Birl at 773-941-4833 or email
Greater Englewood CDC Applicants should call to request an appointment. Sessions are approx 1 hour.
Greater Roseland Chamber Applicants should email to request an appointment.
Greater Southwest Development Corp Applicants should connect online or by phone to get started.
Little Village Chamber Appointments are available for Spanish-speaking and English-speaking applicants
Quad Communities Development Corp By appointment only, contact for availability
West Humboldt Park Development Corporation By appointment only, contact for availability
West Side Forward Request business counseling online